Our Lady of Fatima

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Pope Francis kisses a baby girl during his trip to Fatima May 12-13, 2017.

Pope Francis: Fatima reminds us to care for the faith of children

May 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the May 13 canonization of the child visionaries St. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saying... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

May 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the homily at the canonization Mass of Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima May 13, 2017.

Like the Fatima children, offer your lives to God, Pope urges

May 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Pope Francis told those gathered at Fatima, in particular the sick and suffering, to follow the example of... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Want to join Mary in battle? Pray the rosary, cardinal says at Fatima

May 12, 2017

At a vigil Mass with tens of thousands gathered in the Portugal town of Fatima, Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivered a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, May 12, 2017.

Mary points to Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells Fatima pilgrims

May 12, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis asked pilgrims in Fatima on Friday evening to think about the qualities the Virgin Mary possesses, being careful... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, May 12, 2017.

Let's be guided by Mary's Immaculate Heart, Pope says in Fatima

May 12, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

During his first day in Fatima, Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer, asking that the Immaculate Heart of Mary would... Read more

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima.

This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children's canonization

May 12, 2017

Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two... Read more

Pope Francis with Our Lady of Fatima at the General Audience, Wednesday May 13, 2015.

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

May 11, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Wednesday evening, just two days ahead of his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people... Read more


Looking to Fatima, Pennsylvania bishops to dedicate dioceses to Mary

May 10, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania will dedicate each Catholic diocese and eparchy in the state to the Virgin Mary later... Read more

Lucia dos Santos via Public Domain.

A personal look at Fatima's saintly Sister Lucia

May 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

Fatima visionary Lucia dos Santos was saintly woman – not because she saw visions of Mary, but because of her... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on Feb. 26, 2014?.

Pope to seminarians: Let Mary help you fall in love with Jesus

May 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met with priests and seminarians from the Portuguese College in Rome, asking them to allow Mary to bring... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

May 8, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It's the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church. Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 13 2015.

Papal visit completes anniversary celebrations, Fatima bishop says

May 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a whirlwind trip to Egypt last week, Pope Francis in just 10 days will head to Portugal for the... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the United Nations

May 1, 2017

One day before the May 13 celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, a statue of Our Lady... Read more

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How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Apr 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but... Read more

Jacinta Pereiro Marto, niece of Francisco and Jacinta, in Aljustrel-Fatima, Portugal.

Niece of Fatima visionaries reflects on her remarkable family

Apr 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

The niece of Blessed Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming canonization of her relatives, sharing stories... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Public Domain.

It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

Apr 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Consistory announced to approve Fatima children's canonization

Apr 11, 2017

Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory on April 20, where the cardinals of the Church are expected to... Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

San Francisco archdiocese to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 28, 2017

In the centennial year of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will consecrate his archdiocese... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Pope clears way for canonization of Fatima visionaries

Mar 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of... Read more